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Video consultation service Doctor on Demand raised $74 million so everyone can see a doctor anytime

Healing America’s broken healthcare industry has been at the top of the priority list for almost every politician, entrepreneur and inventor for at least the past 40 years.<p>Costs continue to climb (roughly 5 percent this year) and spending is already 20 percent of the nation’s GDP. For the trillions …

Digital Health

Drinking baking soda could be an inexpensive, safe way to combat autoimmune disease - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

AUGUSTA, Ga. (April 25, 2018) – A daily dose of baking soda may help reduce the destructive inflammation of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid …

Manual Focus

Table of Contents »<p>Adjust focus manually.<p>Rotate the focus mode selector to <b>M</b>.<p>will appear in the display.<p>Focus manually using the lens focus ring. …

Cameras

My Shift from Canon to Fuji + Is the Fujifilm X-T1 Suitable for Professional Use?

The above question is one I asked myself a few times this year, especially when I was about to make the full shift from Canon to Fuji. I have since …

Waitrose to introduce 'healthy eating specialists' to give advice to customers on shop floor

Waitrose are to start providing nutritional help for its customers by introducing "healthy eating specialists" onto the shop floor.<p>This announcement …

Holistic Medicine

Novel antioxidant makes old blood vessels seem young again - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Older adults who take a novel antioxidant that specifically targets cellular powerhouses, or mitochondria, see age-related vascular changes reverse …

Sony's prototype projector turns any tabletop into a touch-sensitive display

A step toward holograms<p>Sony's Future Lab is a R&D group responsible for taking crazy ideas into the prototype phase, and one impressive vision shown here at SXSW in Austin this week is a projector that turns any flat surface into a screen for light to play on. The "Interactive Tabletop" concept …

Augmented Reality

Bringing Mobile Apps to Life Through Motion

If you look ten years back, the use of animation and motion in user interfaces was considered a crime rather than a best practice. It was associated …

Google Tipped For Nokia Health Takeover

Nokia Health is being tipped for a sale – with Google-owned Nest Labs believed to be in the running for a takeover.<p>That’s according to a report from Wareable, who also state that two French companies and one other non-European company are also in the running for the division. It’s believed that the …

Digital Health

Grasshopper, a learn-to-code app from Google’s Area 120 incubator, goes live

Google’s internal incubator, Area 120, is today releasing its next creation: a learn-to-code mobile app for beginners called Grasshopper. At launch, the app teaches would-be coders how to write JavaScript, via short lessons on their iPhone or Android device. The goal is to get coders proficient in …

Android News

Ford tries to catch up to Uber, Lyft with medical appointment rides

Ford apparently wants to be much more than a carmaker. The company also wants to provide on-demand rides for people, whether it's for work commutes …

Ford Motor Company

BenevolentAI, which uses AI to develop drugs and energy solutions, nabs $115M at $2B valuation — TechCrunch

Open this story in Apple News.<p>For the best reading experience, open this story on a device with Apple News.. It may also be available on the …

The Essential Lenses For Every Fujifilm Photographer

<i>What are the basics: the essential lenses every Fujifilm Photographer could use in their art?</i><p>Photography is a wonderful thing; pick up any camera and …

Implant will show when cancer is present by generating artificial mole on skin

An implant which detects cancer in the body and causes a small artificial mole to appear on the skin as an early warning sign has been developed by scientists.<p>The tiny patch lies under the skin and is made of a network of cells which constantly monitor calcium levels in the body.<p>Cancer causes …

Cancer

Here's why you need to start asking your doctor to check your blood pressure twice

Checking your blood pressure is a mainstay of every medical checkup. Now, there's some new medical advice on this seemingly mundane part of a …

Diabetes

How Big Data Is Fueling This Company's Digital War on Diabetes

Omada Health pulled of something that was, especially at the time, highly unusual in the ever-burgeoning yet still-fledgling digital health space: In …

Digital Health

Using AI to detect heart disease

Predicting and monitoring cardiovascular disease is often expensive and tenuous, involving high-tech equipment and intrusive procedures. However, a …

Machine Learning

The billion-dollar, Alibaba-backed AI company that’s quietly watching people in China

Most Chinese consumers have likely never heard of SenseTime. But depending on where they live, it might be looking at their faces several times a day.<p>If a person goes shopping at Suning, one of China’s largest electronics retailers, it’s possible that a camera in the store is tracking her behavior …

Artificial Intelligence

New Dyson Pure Cool air purifiers launched

<b>Dyson has launched two new air purifiers ready for Spring 2018 – the Pure Cool tower and desk fan. The company says that they are the most advanced</b> …

Smart Homes

Blood sugar and glucose levels: what they mean, and what they should be

Your blood sugar level is in constant flux, depending on what you've eaten, when you ate it, and what you did afterwards. A finger-prick blood test can ascertain your level at any moment in the day – it's a crucial tool for diabetes sufferers, as they need to manage their body's insulin response.<p>In …

Diabetes

Dexcom

Do you have questions about the closure of Animas? Learn more<p>Discover Dexcom G5® Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System<p>CGM unveils what no …

Diabetes

Tick

Convenient testing<p>Test from the comfort of your home in only a few minutes with a small, painless prick. No needles, appointments or time off …

Diabetes

Lung stem cells repair airways after injury - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

The human airway is a system of branching tubes that connects the nose and mouth with the lungs and allows us to inhale air, extract the vital …

Why trying to be too efficient will make us less efficient in the long run

Edward Tenner explains the efficiency paradox<p>Today’s headlines are filled with technological breakthroughs that promise an optimized future, from artificial intelligence to diagnose disease to self-driving cars that revolutionize transportation. One day, everything will be easier, faster, and …

Artificial Intelligence

Hands-on with Apple’s new Schoolwork app on iPad [Gallery]

At its education-focused event in Chicago last month, Apple showcased a new app called Schoolwork. Essentially, Schoolwork is Apple’s take on a classroom management app, allowing teachers to assign tasks to students and for students view those assignments and submit their work.<p>Schoolwork is slated …

Teaching

Brief exposure to tiny air pollution particles triggers childhood lung infections - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Even the briefest increase in airborne fine particulate matter PM2.5, pollution-causing particles that are about 3 percent of the diameter of human …

Medicines to treat side effects of other medicines? Sometimes less is more.

About two-thirds of people who are 75 years and older take five medicines or more. This is known as “polypharmacy”.<p>Many of these people are on more …

Biomedicine

Cost-efficient, reliable transportation for patients

Transportation

'I beat type 2 diabetes with 200-calorie drinks'

<b>Nearly half of patients have reversed type 2 diabetes in a "watershed" trial, say doctors in Newcastle and Glasgow.</b><p>People spent up to five months on a low-calorie diet of soups and shakes to trigger massive weight loss.<p>Isobel Murray, 65, who had weighed 15 stone, lost over four stone (25kg) and no …

Diabetes